Handing out raises won’t guarantee you’ll see higher employee satisfaction levels, according to new research from Glassdoor.
Company culture — not salary — was found to be the most important predictor of employee satisfaction in an analysis of U.S employees with an annual salary of $200,000 or less.
The job site’s investigation showed compensation and benefit quality actually had the least amount of influence on employee satisfaction.
After culture, senior leadership quality ranked a close second as a satisfaction predictor. Career opportunities were identified as having the third biggest effect.
For more on Glassdoor’s research, view this explanation of its methodology and findings on compensation and benefits, culture and employee satisfaction